Han called childhood obesity a ticking time bomb

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The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has proposed a ban on advertising foods high in fat, salt and sugar in the transport network of the city. So he intends to fight childhood obesity. About it reports AFP.

In addition, the mayor of the capital of great Britain has proposed to prohibit the opening of new outlets selling fast food closer than 400 metres from schools.

Commenting on his decision, Khan called childhood obesity a ticking time bomb.

According to the Agency, nearly 40% of children in London aged 10 to 11 years old are overweight or obese.

In the UK have started to ban advertising of foods and beverages high in fat, sugar and salt in media where more than 25% of the audience is children.